Oberlin College and Conservatory
June 13, 2022
173 West Lorain Street, Suite 205, Oberlin, OH
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The Oberlin College Department of Athletics and Physical Education invites applications for the position of Head Coach of Softball. This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative & Professional Staff position, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Athletics Advancement and Delta Lodge Director of Athletics & Physical Education.

The Head Coach of Softball is responsible for all aspects of coaching, recruiting and administering the softball program along with being a relentless supporter of Oberlin College and its athletics department. The incumbent will also have a secondary administrative position and teaching responsibilities within the physical education curriculum. The program will be conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of the College, the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff position, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Athletics Advancement and Delta Lodge Director of Athletics & Physical Education . Oberlin College is a highly selective, private, liberal arts institution with a world-renowned Conservatory of Music.

• Bachelor’s degree required, a master’s degree preferred
• Five years coaching experience
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Desire to work within a high academic environment with an appreciation and empathy with the role of intercollegiate athletics and its relationship to the College and the capacity to articulate that connection
• Demonstrated recruiting and retention success at a high academic institution
• Solid administrative skills with the ability to communicate and motivate staff to achieve administrative goals
• Willingness to interact comfortably with individuals and constituency groups that are crucial to the advancement of the softball program along with the department and greater institution
• Lead and instruct physical education classes and/or wellness programming
• Comply with College, NCAC Conference, and NCAA guidelines, policies and regulations.

• Competitive – Driven to educate and coach with the will to earn sustainable success
• Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for actions
• Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
• Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely
• Diversity Oriented – Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type
• Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
• Judgment – Power to formulate a sound decision using the available information
• Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized/following a systematic method of performing a task
• Enthusiastic – Capacity to lead with consistent and contagious energy